Latest News

Category: Care and Support

Teens in care ‘abandoned to crime gangs’

Thousands of teenagers in care are being "dumped" in unregulated homes and "abandoned to organised crime gangs", the BBC has been told. The number of looked-after children aged 16 and over living in unregistered accommodation in England has increased 70% in a decade, Newsnight has found. Police forces have raised…

Thousands of teenagers in care living without adults

By Hannah Richardson BBC News education and social affairs reporter   Thousands of teenagers in council care are living in B&Bs, flats and even tents and caravans - with no live-in adult supervision, a report reveals. In 2018, 3,090 looked-after children were living independently, government data published in the Children's Rights Alliance…

teenagers in care living

Thousands of teenagers in care living without adults..

Thousands of teenagers in care living without adults

By Hannah Richardson BBC News education and social affairs reporter Thousands of teenagers in council care are living in B&Bs, flats and even tents and caravans - with no live-in adult supervision, a report reveals. In 2018, 3,090 looked-after children were living independently, government data published in the Children's Rights Alliance for…